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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:47 PM

Fox paid seven figures to settle lawsuit over bogus Seth Rich conspiracy story

Source: Yahoo News

WASHINGTON — Just as star anchor Sean Hannity and other high-profile Fox News figures were due to be deposed about their promotion of a bogus conspiracy theory about the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, the cable network last month threw in the towel and moved to settle a lawsuit brought by Rich’s parents that threatened to expose a wealth of new details about one of its most embarrassing screw-ups in recent years.

The settlement between Fox News and Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, was publicly disclosed Tuesday, but with no details about the terms. But legal sources tell Yahoo News that the settlement includes a lucrative seven figure payment to the Rich family consistent with the size of payouts Fox News and related corporate entities have made in other cases that have brought them negative publicity.

The hastily arranged settlement also had the benefit of sparing Hannity and other Fox News figures — including network president Jay Wallace and contributor Newt Gingrich — the ordeal of being grilled under oath about claims in a series of broadcasts in May 2017 that blamed the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks on Rich. At the time, Hannity called a Fox News story attributing the DNC leak to Rich an “explosive” development that “might expose the single biggest fraud, lies, perpetrated on the American people by the media and the Democrats in our history.”

In fact, Fox News retracted the story after eight days and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation declared the claims about Rich were false, concluding — along with the U.S. intelligence community and the FBI — that it was Russian military intelligence agents who had hacked the DNC and passed the party’s emails to WikiLeaks through an online persona called Guccifer 2.0.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fox-paid-seven-figures-to-settle-lawsuit-over-bogus-seth-rich-conspiracy-story/ar-BB1bkaaz?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Fox paid seven figures to settle lawsuit over bogus Seth Rich conspiracy story (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 24 OP
Roy Rolling Nov 24 #1
Best_man23 Nov 24 #2
marble falls Nov 24 #3
bucolic_frolic Nov 24 #4
Jimvanhise Nov 24 #5
certainot Nov 24 #6
JohnnyRingo Nov 25 #7
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #8
maxsolomon Nov 25 #9
DeminPennswoods Nov 25 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 10:26 PM

1. If I were a rich man

I’d pay the family *more* just to expose the details of the corruption. That would go much farther than the damage to the family.

This is when we miss a functioning tabloid media who could pay them more than Fox News paid to keep quiet.😂

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 10:36 PM

2. If this were my family and Seth was my child

I would not have settled, I would have taken as long as necessary to ensure these charlatans were deposed and exposed in open court. Settlements like this just get written off by the corporation and the actors are free to do it again to someone else.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 10:37 PM

3. I just wish they could have waited until Hannity, J. Wallace and Gringrich had a chance ...

... to lie under oath.

But I understand their need to try and get this behind them.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 10:37 PM

4. These settlements are anticlimactic

Just once I'd like to hear that the plaintiff was offered hundreds of millions of dollars but refused all offers because they wanted to make the information public.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 10:54 PM

5. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Didn't Hannity dredge up the Seth Rich story again a few months later and was told to knock it off? Wasn't Julian Assange the source of the Seth Rich story until his lie protecting the Russains was called out by the NSA and the FBI?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:54 PM

6. in related story, hannity sues (rush is my everything) limbaugh for misleading him about seth rich

and in related story, limbaugh sues lord conrad black, jerome corsi, and breitbart/bannon for feeding him seth rich story to help make sure hillary cllinton never gets to white house to do something about global warming and cutting trillions from russian oil and gas interests

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:38 AM

7. Hannity got away with it again.

He brainwashed his audience to believe Hillary had Seth Rich murdered, even possibly by her own hand, and they will never be convinced otherwise. His audience knows nothing of this settlement and Hannity sure isn't going to mention it.

Had the suit gone forward, Hannity would have had to testify in a high profile case that would bring with it the truth, something Sean Hannity never wants his audience to hear. The settlement should have included a verbal retraction and an apology on his show. On a weekday. When everybody is watching.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:16 AM

8. "sparing Hannity and...and contributor Newt Gingrich"

BOTH of those two need to go down. And go down HARD.

The current state of hyper-partisanship that we see today was initiated by Newt Get-rich and the chaos was magnified by the GOP megaphones on Faux.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:38 PM

9. 7 isn't enough.

8 is more appropriate. Lis Wiehl got 32 million from them for O'Reilly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:29 PM

10. Murdoch's should deduct the settlement from Hannity's

salary.

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